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Court: Chicago must hire 111 black firefighters

The Associated Press1:06 p.m. CDT, May 13, 2011 Chicago must hire 111 African American firefighter candidates passed over for jobs and pay millions of dollars in damages to thousands more. The ruling handed down Friday by the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals follows last year’s decision by the U.S. …

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Bogus firehouse drill nets suspensions for 2

But Fire Department response to home remodeling allegation less severe than city recommendation December 17, 2010|By Hal Dardick and Todd Lighty, Tribune reporters Ten on-duty Chicago firefighters helped a colleague renovate his home under the guise of a training exercise, but they were spotted by neighbors who knew an abuse …

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Video catches backdraft that injured 4 Chicago firefighters

It was one of those small fires that firefighters face every day. But even the smallest blaze can turn on you — as shown on a newly surfaced video of a backdraft that injured four Chicago firefighters last month. The video, shot by a neighbor through a window, will now …

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